Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 12

5 Hottest Medical Tourism Destinations By Nick Cesare – Each year, medical care in the United States is becoming more and more expensive. It’s not uncommon for patients to pay nearly $50,000 for fairly routine medical procedures while facing challenges from their insurance companies. However, many people are finding a better option. Some

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 12

Why Medical Travel Insurance is a Must – When I was 25 and living in Beijing, China, I fainted and fell down a small flight of stairs. Medical Tourism in Asia to surpass US $14 Billion in five years – The growth in medical tourism to Asia shows no signs of

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 11

China’s Ill, and Wealthy, Look Abroad for Medical Treatment – Hospitals and a new generation of medical tourism companies are luring well-heeled Chinese patients away from an overburdened health care system. Report outlines priorities for US global health role – An expert committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 11

Hello Alvin and epay Launch Direct 24/7 Access to Healthcare via Any Mobile Device: Nation’s 1st Mobile Healthcare Option In Retail Targeting 22,000+ Retailers First mobile healthcare retail offering of its kind to consumers Includes access to Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) telehealth physician network Includes unlimited use of Registered Nurse Line and Email-a-Doctor

Volume 9, Issue 11

Volume 9, Issue 11 Dear Colleagues, This month’s spotlight interview features Patrick C. Toy, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics. We had the opportunity to discuss the increasing demand for total joint replacement surgery and their commitment to quality. We also include an update on the new mobile healthcare options sweeping the US, the effect of China’s Thermal High Altitude Area

India’s Sophisticated Health Systems and Affordable Healthcare Grab Attention of Patients From Smaller Countries

PRESS RELEASE – India’s Sophisticated Health Systems and Affordable Healthcare Grab Attention of Patients From Smaller Countries Lured by affordable treatment, globally acclaimed doctors and state-of-the-art hospital facilities, patients from smaller countries throng to India for medical treatment. April, 2017 - New Delhi: High quality affordable healthcare and sophisticated health systems

News in Review: Volume 9, Issue 10

International Medical Group Awarded Peace Corps Health Care Benefit Services Contract by International Medical Group (IMG) INDIANAPOLIS, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Group® (IMG®), a leader in global benefits and assistance services, was recently awarded a five-year contract with the Peace Corps. The Health Care Benefit Services contract, which includes one base

Valorie A. Crooks, Ph.D., SFU Medical Tourism Research Group

  Dr. Valorie Crooks Email: Phone: 778-782-3507 About Valorie Crooks Dr. Crooks completed her Ph.D. at McMaster University in 2005.  The following year she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at York University.  Since 2006 she has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. She currently holds the Canada Research

Volume 9, Issue 10

Volume 9, Issue 10 Dear Colleagues: The SFU Medical Tourism Research Group is a research group from Simon Fraser University that studies medical tourism. Our spotlight interview features Valorie A. Crooks, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies, SFU Medical Tourism Research Group, who discusses research and trends in medical tourism. This